Mitchell Allison provides trusted counsel on a wide range of commercial real estate matters. His experience includes mortgage financings, commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures, development, commercial leases and general commercial law.

Over his career, Mitchell has acted in the acquisition, financing or divestment of well over
$600-million worth of multi-family residential properties across Canada, including large portfolio transactions in excess of $150 million.

Mitchell’s practice focuses heavily on assisting the developers and landlords of multi-family residential and mixed-use properties with complex ownership and legal structures such as co-ownership structures, joint ventures and long-term land leases.

Another area of particular interest to Mitchell is working with development trusts tasked with the leasing and development of university lands. As counsel, he advises on leasing structures, conveyancing, financing and other real estate development matters.

Mitchell represents a broad range of clients including financial institutions, purchasers, vendors, developers, landlords and tenants of commercial real estate properties in Alberta and Western Canada.


Representative Matters

  • Act for a development trust tasked with leasing and developing university lands, including advising on leasing structure, conveyancing, financing and other development related matters.
  • Acted for a developer on the ground lease and development of a mixed use property near the University of Calgary
  • Acted for an institutional client on the acquisition of numerous apartment complexes in Calgary and Edmonton


Directorships & Affiliaitons

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Education & Admissions

Called to the Alberta bar
JDUniversity of Alberta
BA (Economics & Political Science)University of British Columbia

Insights by Mitchell Allison (5 Posts)

A Pending Registration Queue at the Alberta Land Titles Office – How will it work?

Apr 7, 2021

A primer on the new Alberta Land Titles Office registration system and how commercial real estate closing procedures may change as a result.

COVID-19 and Commercial Tenancies – Alberta’s Commercial Tenancies Protection Act

Jun 26, 2020

A summary of Alberta's Commercial Tenancies Protection Act, proposed legislation that provides temporary
protections for commercial tenants during COVID-19.

Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

Jun 2, 2016

Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: It’s Just the Beginning

Feb 24, 2016

Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: Its Just the Beginning

Assigning Contracts in Canadian Insolvency Proceedings

Jul 18, 2014

Assigning Contracts in Canadian Insolvency Proceedings